Welcome to Day 17 of our Advent Calendar
During the 22 days of Advent, new content will be available each day behind the calendar’s doors.
Season of Advent
Advent is the four-week season before Christmas during which we prepare for the coming of Christ. The word Advent comes from the Latin word adventus, which means “coming”. The season of Advent is a time of waiting, conversion and of hope, which has a twofold character as:
- A time of preparation for the Solemnities of the Christmas season, in which the first coming of the Son of God to humanity is remembered; and,
- A time when – by remembrance of this – our minds and hearts look forward to the Second Coming of Christ at the end of time.
For these two reasons, Advent is a period of devout and expectant delight.
Our digital Advent calendar is a helpful resource for our ‘journey’ towards Christmas. Each day, by clicking on a virtual door, we are inviting you to take a few minutes to avail of our resources to rediscover the true meaning of Advent and Christmas.
Our Prayer Intentions for the Day to Pray Together
We pray for those who are sick;
that they may experience
the Lord’s healing touch.
Loving Father, we place our trust in you,
You gave us the Lord Jesus Christ to be our armour.
Hear our prayers during this Advent Season,
through Christ, our Lord. Amen
A Prayer in Remembrance
Each day of Advent you will find fun activities for children to enjoy and learn more about the Season of Advent! Print out this Christmas tree and colour it in however you like!
To print: click on the link below to open a new page, then select “print” to print out the page for colouring.